ERIC OHARISI: UPU Youthwing, Worldwide President, Comrade Efemena Umukoro, has said that the news report on Hon. Eric Oharisi, Member Representing Ughelli North Constituency II in the Delta State House of Assembly been tested positive for COVID-19 is fake news.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday confirmed an index case of COVID-19 in Delta State, and rumours quickly went round that the index case was Hon. Eric Oharisi, Delta State Assembly member.
In a statement made available to journalists that Hon. Eric Oharisi tested positive to COVID-19, the Urhobo youth leader, wondered why people will play politics with the health of another.
He said: “I HAVE SPOKEN WITH HON ERIC OHARISI THIS MORNING AND HE IS DOING VERY FINE ‘ according to Hon Eric Oharisi, “Comrade the story is a big lie, am very okay as you can see, I haven’t traveled out of the country since January. I Hon. Eric Oharisi never tested Positive to the COVID-19 but I know is the evil plans of my enemies but they have failed”
“UPU youthwing condemn this Act in Totality and consider it as barbaric and we call on the peddlers of this rumour of Hon Eric Oharisi testing positive to COVID-19 to desist from such acts.
“People must understand that they are first Urhobo before they became politicians in Ughelli North. The disease does not know any political party or tribe. As Urhobo, we do not wish or pray that any Urhobo indigene dies or is a victim of Coronavirus.”
“We frown at the act in totality. It is condemnable and barbaric and we advise such persons to desist from this, as we remain committed to praying and looking out for one another, even as we wait for help to come our way in tackling the outbreak in our nation,” he added.
I therefore appeal to everyone to remain calm as there is no need to Panic. ‘ Let me quickly use this opportunity to appeal to our people to continue to respect the directive from NCDC and the Delta State Government as we Stay at Home.
Comrade (Barr) Harry Ehaoma
National Secretary UPU Youthwing Worldwide
Activist Efemena Kelly Umukoro (Akima)
National President, UPU Youthwing Worldwide
Meanwhile, a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Delta state; With update on NCDC verified Twitter account.